Will I get a better new car deal after the March number plate change?

Car tax is going up for a wide range of new cars from 1 April. Here are five popular choices that you should buy before then to save money...

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Claire Evans
27 Feb 2016 17:46 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

There are a number of factors that will affect the cost of car tax after 1 April, including a car's price and its CO2 emissions. The changes affect a broad range of models from luxury coupes to small roadsters.

6. Large exec – Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 Supercharged

The big Jag isn’t alone in being hit by the new car tax rates, its stablemates from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz also suffer.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April £1040Three year’s car tax after 1 April £2100Additional cost £1060

Read our full review of the Jaguar XF

7. MPV - Volkswagen Caravelle 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Executive

Will I get a better new car deal after the March number plate change?

Executive transport to the airport could get pricier soon, with the largest, van-based MPVs among those most affected by the car tax changes.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April £720Three year’s car tax after 1 April £1700Additional cost £980

Read our full review of the Volkswagen Caravelle

8. Luxury saloon – Porsche Panamera 3.6 V6

Will I get a better new car deal after the March number plate change?

It’s pricey to buy and now even pricier to live with due to its high emissions.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April £1040Three year’s car tax after 1 April £2100Additional cost £1060

Read our full review of the Porsche Panamera

9. Luxury coupe – Aston Martin DB11

Will I get a better new car deal after the March number plate change?

This gorgeous British icon is already expensive to live with, and from April it’ll be even more costly.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April £2150Three year’s car tax after 1 April £2900Additional cost £750

Read our full review of the Aston Martin DB11

10. Convertible sports car – Lotus Elise 1.8

Will I get a better new car deal after the March number plate change?

Open top motoring will be more expensive from April, even in the smaller roadsters.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April £720Three year’s car tax after 1 April £1700Additional cost £980

Read our full review of the Lotus Elise

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